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Temperature feedback plays larger role for increased climate change in the Arctic than melting

Drifting ice in the Arktic. Foto: T. Mauritsen/MPI-M

Max Planck Institute for Meteorology: Climate changes faster in the Arctic than anywhere else on Earth, a phenomenon that is often explained by retreating snow and ice leading to more solar surface warming – the so-called positive ice-albedo-effect. In a new study in Nature Geoscience scientists from the Hamburg-based Max Planck Institute for Meteorology show that this effect is only secondary. Instead, the main cause... Read more